Obwaldner Kantonalbank

Business Focus

regional retail and business banking

Founded in 1886, Obwaldner Kantonalbank is a universal bank, providing retail and business banking products mainly to the canton residents (natural persons and legal entities). Traditionally for cantonal banks, Obwaldner Kantonalbank is especially strong in savings and mortgage products. Like most of the cantonal banks, Obwaldner Kantonalbank has full state guarantee of its liabilities.

Bank Category

Cantonal banks


retail banking
private banking
business banking

Area Served

mainly the canton


current accounts
debit cards
credit cards
savings accounts
time deposit accounts
pension plans
consumer loans
mortgage loans
investment funds
trade finance

International Transfers

SWIFT Transfers
SEPA Credit Transfers
SEPA Instant Transfers
SEPA Direct Debits

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Account Opening

Becoming a client of Obwaldner Kantonalbank can be done in a few steps:

Visit bank branch

Due to regulatory requirements Obwaldner Kantonalbank performs KYC/AML checks when establishing business relationships with a new client. While onboarding a private individual Obwaldner Kantonalbank will ask him/her to provide the following documents: passport; proof of address. For corporate clients Obwaldner Kantonalbank will ask to provide corporate documentation as well as information about controlling persons. Obwaldner Kantonalbank may request additional documentation or information depending on the case. Obwaldner Kantonalbank performs client's identity verification via branch visit.

Ways to Bank

Obwaldner Kantonalbank delivers its products and services through both direct and indirect channels, namely:
online banking
mobile app


Total Assets of Obwaldner Kantonalbank
Annual_profit of Obwaldner Kantonalbank
Market Share of Obwaldner Kantonalbank
Total Assets (2019)
5,215.88 mln CHF  (+8.57%)
Annual Profit (2019)
16.52 mln CHF  (+5.88%)
Number of Employees (2015)
149  (+0.68%)

Obwaldner Kantonalbank is the 61st largest bank in Switzerland in terms of total assets. In 2019 its total assets were 5 215,88 mln CHF, providing the bank with the market share of 0.16%. Obwaldner Kantonalbank is the 21st largest cantonal bank in Switzerland (out of 24 cantonal banks) having market share of 0.83% amongst the banks of this category. In 2019 the bank's annual profit was 16,52 mln CHF. Obwaldner Kantonalbank had 149 employees in 2015.

Deposit Guarantee

Guarantee Fund
esisuisse – Deposit Insurance (ESI)esisuisse – Deposit Insurance (ESI)
Protected Amount
up to 100,000 CHF
Eligible Depositors
private individuals (Swiss and foreign)
legal entities (Swiss and foreign)
Covered Accounts
credit balances

Obwaldner Kantonalbank participates in the deposit guarantee scheme of Switzerland. This deposit guarantee scheme applies to credit balances made by private individuals (Swiss and foreign), legal entities (Swiss and foreign) and covers up to up to 100,000 CHF per bank per depositor. Obwaldner Kantonalbank is a member of esisuisse – Deposit Insurance (ESI) and makes its contributions into it.


Rütistrasse 8, 6061, Sarnen, Switzerland
041 666 22 11
041 666 22 60

Obwaldner Kantonalbank is headquartered in Sarnen.

Bank Identifiers

Company Number

Bank Supervision

Supervised By
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority
Reference Number

Obwaldner Kantonalbank is authorized and supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (reference number CHE-108.954.642).

Bank History


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